Where can I fill my water bottle?

The solutions to simple problems are often best solved by asking around. This was the case today as I hunted for a place to refill my water bottle after a hot bike ride in. Yes, they drink the tap water here, but I worry a little bit about lead in old buildings. I don’t like to drink bottled water of any kind because the energy costs for hauling water in trucks seem absurd.
Once again, Wash U has the brilliant solution: filtered drinking water fountains with an automatic water bottle filler option. You just stick your water bottle under it, and it is filled in a few seconds. This wonderful water fountain is on the pass-through third or fourth floor, depending on the building. In this case it is right at the intersection of Monsanto, Psychology, and Rebstock, actually in Monsanto, a mere 85 paces from my Wilson office.  Another problem solved, and a metal bottle, labeled Saint Louis Art Museum, full of sweet, pure, cool water.

Thanks for letting me know, Anastasia!

About Joan E. Strassmann

Evolutionary biologist, studies social behavior in insects & microbes, interested in education, travel, birds, tropics, nature, food; biology professor at Washington University in St. Louis
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